ILS work will be completed soon at Belagavi Airport.
A Specialized Team of Corporate Headquarter, AAI, New Delhi is working on it tweeted Airport Director Belagavi.
Thanks to UDAN and the growing trends of Belagavi with 300%+ growth year on year in passenger traffic, the airport is also gearing up for smooth landings and takeoffs.
The Belagavi airport trending up to the upward growth trajectory with flights to Belagavi (IXG) to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Indore, Ajmer, Tirupati etc.
An Instrument Landing System (ILS) is a highly accurate radio signal navigation aid consisting of two antennas that transmit signals to receivers in the aircraft cockpit—a glide path tower located next to the runway at the northern end and a localizer antenna at the southern end. These antennas provide the pilot with vertical and horizontal guidance when landing in low visibility. An ILS is not used by departing aircraft.
The work of the instrument landing system at Belagavi Airport is in progress and was expected to be operational by 31 July 2020, but due to COVID and various other reasons, it got delayed.
But as of now, it is in the last stage of installation.
An ILS enables airlines and airports to continue operations in low visibility conditions, such as rain and low cloud. This will increase the reliability of landing at the airport. In any weather conditions, pilots must be able to see the runway before landing. An ILS will reduce the decision height, or minima, from 430 feet to 280 feet, improving the chance of landing in poor weather.